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Arbor Announces the Appointment of Malvina Iannone as EVP, General Counsel

UNIONDALE, NY (December 8, 2020) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a real estate investment trust and national direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, single-family rental (SFR) portfolios, seniors housing, healthcare, and other diverse commercial real estate assets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Malvina Iannone, Executive Vice President, General Counsel.

Ms. Iannone is responsible for all of Arbor’s corporate legal activities, including providing appropriate legal support on all corporate matters, M&A and related transactions, capital market activity, treasury functions, human resources, marketing, information technology, litigation and all other regulatory issues. She assumes the role from John Bishar, who will now serve as Senior Counsel for a transitional period of time, while continuing as Arbor’s Corporate Secretary for the Board of Directors.

“Malvina comes to Arbor with vast experience in governance and securities, commercial transactions, capital markets, regulatory matters, cybersecurity, privacy, employment law and litigation oversight,” Kaufman said. “We look forward to the many contributions she is certain to make during her tenure at Arbor Realty Trust.”

Prior to joining Arbor, Ms. Iannone most recently served as Executive Counsel, Global Legal Shares Services with General Electric Company (GE). Before that, she practiced M&A and securities law at White & Case, LLP.

Ms. Iannone holds both a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from New York University.

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Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) is a nationwide real estate investment trust and direct lender, providing loan origination and servicing for multifamily, single-family rental (SFR) portfolios, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Headquartered in Uniondale, New York, Arbor manages a multibillion-dollar servicing portfolio, specializing in government-sponsored enterprise products. Arbor is a Fannie Mae DUS® lender and Freddie Mac Optigo® Seller/Servicer. Arbor’s product platform also includes CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity loans. Rated by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, Arbor is committed to building on its reputation for service, quality and customized solutions with an unparalleled dedication to providing our clients excellence over the entire life of a loan.

Malvina Iannone – EVP, General Counsel